The Old Forge B & B and Holiday Barn is located in the village of Knockin half-way between Shrewsbury and Oswestry in Shropshire, which lies about two miles from the A5 which is the main road that links the South of England to North Wales. Knockin is a central point for horse-riding, golf, fishing, walking, cycling and visiting National Trust properties.
In the village, part of which is in a conservation area, there is a convenience store (The Knockin Shop), the pub next door to The Old Forge serving good food all day, everyday, the post office, church and a number of other places to eat just a short journey away. There is an area by the stream that was once used as a sheep dip.
The parish church of St Mary at Knockin was founded by Ralph Le Strange between 1182 and 1195.
Knockin is the home of Knockin & Kinnerley Cricket Club. Established as a club in 1862 the club currently fields 3 Saturday teams, a Sunday Friendly XI and also a Midweek team.
Knockin plays host to a radio telescope that forms a part of MERLIN (Multi-Element Radio Linked Interferometer Network) a Joderal Bank initiative linking six observation stations that together form a powerful telescope.
Knockin is a very friendly village with many characters that form part of the village life. Coming from the Shrewsbury side, as you either drive, cycle or walk through the village, you will be greeted by the lovely avenue of trees which is particularly beautiful in spring when thousands of daffodils adorn the sides of the road. Going through the village, it would be difficult to spot two houses that look the same, each with their own piece of history through many hundreds of years.